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Camera - Brownie Reflex

From the Collection of Warrnambool and District Historical Society Inc. 2 Gilles Street (south of Merri St) Warrnambool Victoria

Description
.1 This camera is a rectangular hexagon shape with metal top and bottom and bakelite body. It has two circular winders on the bottom and a flip up section on the top which reveals the viewfinder.. There is a narrow neck strap attached with metal screws. There are two circular sections on the front , one being the lens.
.2 The rectangular box is solid black cardboard on the base and is fitted with a yellow
Size
.1 121 mm x 87 mm x 56 mm. .2 130 mm x 104 mm x 54 mm
Object Registration
002497
Keywords
brownie reflex camera, warrnambool history
Historical information
This camera was manufactured for a period of around 20 years, firstly in the USA and later in Great Britain. It is a simple to use basic model which used 127 film.
When Made
C 1946-1960
Significance
This camera has significance as a very popular and cheaply made model which made photography accessible and relatively inexpensive to many.
Inscriptions & Markings
.1 Brownie Reflex Made in England by Kodak Ltd London.
.2 Made in Great Britain by Kodak Limited London Brownie Reflex with Flash contacts.
Last updated
21 May 2019 at 2:02PM